Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Transcript of Obama's victory speech:

NPR has kindly posted the entire transcript of Obama's victory speech:
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled — Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of red states and blue states; we are, and always will be, the United States of America.
Amen, Mr. President.

8 comments:

NerdSnark said...

By the last line in the first pargraph of his actual speech, I was sobbing.

To quote someone else during another historical moment, "One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind."

Apros, I do say so myself.

debra said...

Obama's speech was so moving and made me truly believe that we could all work together to change the status quo. We are the United States of America and President-Elect Obama is the first step in getting this country back on the right path.

Heidi the Hick said...

That's what I wanted to hear.

Crimogenic said...

His speech was beautiful and inspirational. Thanks for posting it.

K.S. Clay said...

I watched this speech last night with my father and I was moved as well. I think we elected as our 44th president someone with heart and and eloquence (what a change that will be after eight years with Bush). The only thing that detracts from the moment is that I happen to live in a conservative area and most of my family are conservative so they keep trying to bring me down but I have faith. I have hope.

amy said...

That speech, that speech! Amazing. I got chills and then I cried. Reading it here, now, made me tear up all over again. Thanks for posting it.

Bobbie said...

I have felt choked up for days now. Watching that video yesterday of the kids in the Atlanta school singing "You Can Vote However You Want" and then this speech . . . I'm more concerned now that we'll disappoint each other than that our next president will disappoint us. I hope we can continue along this path toward unity.

David Anthony Durham said...

Thanks for that, Colleen. I've been wondering what to post about this on my own blog. I just found out. I'm borrowing your idea. Hope you don't mind.